September 21, 2014

Music While Reading

Today's post is themed around one question.

Do you listen to music while you read?

My answer is, "Sometimes."

Unless I'm in the mood for one particular artist, I'll stick to my two playlists.  One is mostly instrumental music (there are only two songs with lyrics) and the other is instrumental mixed with other songs I like.  The problem with the second playlist is, sometimes I want to sing along or dance to the songs which distracts me from my book.

Listening to music is great, though, especially if I'm trying to block out other noises while reading.  I can just pop in my earbuds and get into the reading zone.  If there's stuff that could distract me, then it's harder to get into the reading zone and I don't get as much read as I'd like to.  This tactic is especially effective during car trips when my parents want to talk or listen to the radio.  I'll just turn on a playlist and get comfortable with a book.

Now it's your turn to answer the question above!


  1. Not usually. I'll do it if I don't have a choice- say, if we're in the car and my parents have the radio on- but otherwise, no. Even if I'm in a loud, crowded place, if I'm just reading and not studying, I can tune out other distractions pretty well. Music is just more distracting.

  2. Not really, since I like singing and when I listen to music I have to sing along or harmonize, so I usually can't concentrate on my reading.

  3. I never read with music. I love reading and I love music but I can't handle two at once. If I have music on while I'm reading, it's probably classical and since I'm a classical musician, it distracts me even more than any other music would.
    I would love to be able to do both at once. But, it's not possible for me.

    Thanks for the question!

    ~D. Skye <3


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